January 21 2011
This morning we had a breakfast to launch our new things to the international press at our Paris showroom. More than 80 French and international editors helped us to celebrate the new season, and thankfully seemed to love the new lines. It was particularly exciting as we launched the new Christian Lacroix collection for Designers Guild. It has been wonderful working with their creative director Sacha Walckhoff – he has created a collection that is totally unique and very Lacroix. His presentation was both fascinating and emotional, everyone had a great and positive response. Lacroix is in very safe hands in my view.
As soon as the press had left, we welcomed 100 of our overseas distributors to the showroom for our working lunch and more presentations. Everything went well and by 1pm I was out of my Prada and back in my jeans, on my way back to the exhibition to finish the stand.
We had a wonderful dinner at Le Square Trousseau, near the Bastille, with yet more of the team who have arrived for the start of Maison et Objet in the morning.
We are all feeling excited and a little apprehensive knowing that the next few days will be seriously hectic – but also, hopefully, a lot of fun!